I've sat with this post in draft for over a year. I had to come to grips with the ignorance behind the idea that law officials had to put in law in the 20th century, where companies could not treat people with hair that grows out of their head AND identify as Black, African-American, Caribbean,
Here we go again. Another human being. Another mother's child. Another delayed video. Another incident. Another angry response from the family and friends for a person who was taken from this world by another person based on melanin. I find it inhumane how people treat four-legged animals with more concern and love than a human
Shopping while black brings about more anxiety for me than being behind the wheel of a car. Yes, I don’t drive - that’s a story for another day. The other day, I went into the local beauty supply store and walked around the aisles until I saw what I was looking for. A minute too long in the aisle, I was greeted by one of the workers asking if I needed help. I did not because, as I mentioned, I found what I needed but, something else caught my eye and I was reading the label when I was rudely interrupted.